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Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW)

Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW)
alaScore 83

750 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 750 reviews of Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

47% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 review: a fair effort that still hasn't cracked it

 

We really wanted Sony to lead the way with the SmartWatch 2, but some buggy software and poor app choices keep this from being the de facto option.

Well-built ; Easy to use ; Large number of apps

Some software issues ; Average battery life

At $200, the SmartWatch 2 is cheaper than its most obvious competitor, the Galaxy Gear, which costs $100 more. That's quite a difference. Of course, the Galaxy Gear has some notable hardware features that help it stand apart --namely, a camera, speaker...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony SmartWatch 3 review: Poor screen and no heart-rate monitor make it third time unlucky

 

Sony's Android Wear-equipped SmartWatch 3 has built-in GPS for distance tracking without your phone, but it disappoints in most other ways.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 has built-in GPS to track your workout without needing your phone. It's waterproof, has a built-in USB port for charging without a dock and runs Android Wear smoothly.

Its screen is pretty awful, with poor colours and viewing angles. Its plain, square design makes it much less stylish than the LG G Watch R and it doesn't have a heart-rate monitor built in.

Although its ability to use GPS to track your run is handy, its poor screen, uninspiring design and lack of a heart-rate monitor means the SmartWatch 3 doesn't impress over its more luxurious Android Wear competitors.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Fresh software makes the Sony SmartWatch better

 

Powered by Android, the Sony SmartWatch had plenty of bugs when it first launched. Refreshed with new software, the device now feels almost ready for prime time.

The ; draws the eye with its sleek, stylish looks. It also offers a wide range of wireless functions notifications, call handling, and music control made possible by a Bluetooth smartphone connection.

The Sony SmartWatch needs an Android smartphone connection to function or even keep the time, it isn't compatible with iOS, and its display can't be read in sunlight. It needs to be charged daily.

The Sony SmartWatch enters the realm of usability thanks to recent software updates, but it's still more smartphone accessory than solid standalone timepiece.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony SmartWatch ( MN2SW)

 

Since the days of pocket watches, wearable timepieces have had a strong pull for gadget lovers. Watches are extremely personal devices and can be powerful fashion statements, functional or not; attractively crafted, technologically sophisticated...

The Sony SmartWatch draws the eye with its sleek, stylish looks. It also offers a wide range of wireless functions notifications, call handling, and music control made possible by a Bluetooth smartphone connection.

The Sony SmartWatch needs an Android smartphone connection to function or even keep the time, it isn't compatible with iOS, and its display can't be read in sunlight. It needs to be charged daily.

The Sony SmartWatch enters the realm of usability thanks to recent software updates, but it's still more smartphone accessory than solid standalone timepiece.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony SmartWatch review

 

Editors' note: Sony has recently equipped the SmartWatch with fresh software . This review has been updated to reflect these changes.

The Sony SmartWatch draws the eye with its sleek, stylish looks. It also offers a wide range of wireless functions notifications, call handling, and music control made possible by a Bluetooth smartphone connection.

The Sony SmartWatch needs an Android smartphone connection to function or even keep the time, it isn't compatible with iOS, and its display can't be read in sunlight. It needs to be charged daily.

The Sony SmartWatch enters the realm of usability thanks to recent software updates, but it's still more smartphone accessory than solid standalone timepiece.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : JamieKeene (theverge.com)

Sony SmartWatch review

 

The Sony SmartWatch is an intriguing device — a secondary display for your Android-powered handset that provides quick access to notifications from select apps and services on your phone. It's also...

Better looking than most smart watches ; Definite geek chic factor ; Comfortable ; Works seamlessly with a recommended handset ; Music controls are a nice touch

Software is overly complex to set up ; No guarantee of future compatibility ; Apps are of limited use ; Initially confusing ; Expensive

A neat idea, but it's tough to escape the novelty value

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Sony SmartWatch

 

Smartphones keep us connected wherever we are, but it can be a pain to dig them out of our pockets or purses while we're on the go. The Sony SmartWatch is designed to eliminate that step by streaming information--be it Twitter updates, email or caller...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Simon Sage (androidcentral.com)

Sony SmartWatch review

 

The Sony SmartWatch is a small clip-on device that connects to your phone over Bluetooth and provides quick access to a variety of notifications, including incoming calls, Facebook messages, upcomin...

available in the ShopAndroid store for $149.99.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Noah Kravitz (technobuffalo.com)

Sony SmartWatch Review

 

Overview Smartwatches have never quite caught on with consumers, and yet they continue to fascinate we on the fringes of Geek Chic. Dating back to the days of Casio's calculator and Data Bank models, the novelty of packing computing power…

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (nothingwired.com)

Sony SmartWatch

 

You’ll find more cons than pros here,

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black
Color of product:Black
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Housing color:Black / Black, Grey / Black, White
Housing colour:Black / Black, Grey / Black, White
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Shape:Square
Splash proof: Yes
Waterproof: Yes

Other Features

Color of product:Black
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
USB port: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Power

Battery Life:72 / 96
Standby time (Bluetooth off):336

Technical Details

Built-in Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Display Diagonal:1.3
Display Resolution:128 x 128
Display Type:LCD / OLED
FM radio: No
Mobile operating systems supported:Android / Android 2.1 / No
Operating system installed:Android
Pixel density:139
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof / Dust resistant, Water resistant
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Smartwatch dedicated buttons:Power
Social network services supported:Facebook, Twitter / Twitter
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vibrating motor:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.42
Thickness:0.315
Total length (band + watch):1.02
Weight:0.547
Width:1.42